Modern Languages Courses

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Courses that do not have a term notation are not offered on a set rotation.

The number of semester credit hours which a course carries is listed in parentheses following the course title.

ML 121 Elementary Spanish (3) Offered Fall. This course begins the study of the Spanish language and is designed to introduce the student to the basic skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish. The student learns spoken Spanish through question/answer drills and daily oral recitations in class. This course is intended for students with little or no experience with the Spanish language. Meets 4 hours a week.

ML 122 Elementary Spanish (3) Offered Spring. Prereq.: ML 121 or Spanish placement exam. This course develops the student’s listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish. Content includes a review of Spanish sounds and pronunciations, a review of stress, accentuation, punctuation, and spelling, as well as cultural readings, historical narratives, and short literary selections. The student learns oral communication through question/answer drills and daily oral recitation. Meets 4 hours a week.

ML 131 Elementary French (3) Offered Fall. Students will learn the fundamental skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing French. Students will learn basic French expressions and will practice communicating orally and in writing on an elementary level. This course is intended for students with little or no experience with the French language. Meets 4 hours a week.

ML 132 Elementary French (3) Offered Spring. Prereq.: ML 131. This course continues to develop basic communicative skills in French and continues the study of the culture. Students will engage in daily conversational practice, pronunciation exercises, communicative grammar exercises, and oral and written language application activities in the present and past tenses. Meets 4 hours a week.

ML 221 Intermediate Spanish (3) Offered Fall. Prereq.: ML 122 or two years of high school Spanish and Spanish placement exam. This course emphasizes vocabulary expansion and a thorough review of basic grammatical concepts. Students will learn the parts of speech, verb tenses, and special vocabulary. Students develop listening, reading, writing, and speaking abilities. Meets 4 hours a week.

ML 222 Intermediate Spanish (3) Offered Spring. Prereq.: ML 221. The student will expand his vocabulary and learn basic grammatical concepts. Students will learn verb tenses, time expressions, prefixes, suffixes, prepositions, conjunctions, vocabulary, and selected literature. The student will develop his listening, reading, writing, and speaking abilities. Meets 4 hours a week.

ML 321–322 Spanish Conversation and Composition (3 each) Offered ML 321: Fall. ML 322: Spring. Prereq. for ML 321: ML 222; prereq. for ML 322: ML 321. This intensive, practical course develops the student’s skill in conversation and writing through intensive oral practice in question-answer conversational drills, readings, oral summaries, and by writing directed compositions on themes following a given model. Class is conducted in Spanish.

ML 421–422 Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition (3 each) Offered ML 421: Fall. ML 422: Spring. Prereq. for ML 421: ML 322; prereq. for ML 422: ML 421. This course provides the student with an intensive analysis of the Spanish language. Oral and written Spanish composition with particular attention given to developing fluency and facility of speech is a part of this course. Cultural readings and a directed discussion of assigned topics are included in this course. Class is conducted in Spanish.

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